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Official Obituary of

Doris Elizabeth Scobee

May 10, 1935 ~ February 29, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Doris Scobee Obituary

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Doris Elizabeth Scobee (Hart). Doris was born May 10, 1935 in Biloxi, Mississippi to Ernest D. Hart (09/24/1903 to 06/15/1963) of Gulfport, Mississippi and Mabel Elizabeth Howard-Hart (09/30/1904 to 02/19/1970) of Biloxi, Mississippi.

Doris was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She is survived by her husband Erwin Martin Scobee of Hannibal, Missouri. The two met over a game of Ping-Pong at the first Baptist church in Biloxi. Erwin may have lost the match, but he won Doris’ heart. Doris and Erwin wed on June 4, 1955 and were blessed to have spent 68 years together, side-by-side, raising a family, embarking on new journeys, and traveling the world.

Doris is also survived by her second-born son, Russell Wayne Scobee of Hanover, Maryland and by her youngest son and daughter-in-law, Glenn Allen Scobee and Denise Scobee of Eldersburg, Maryland. She is preceded in death by her eldest son, David Martin Scobee of Windsor Mill, Maryland and her daughter-in-law, Regina Darlene Scobee of Hanover, Maryland. She is also preceded in death by her three siblings: Ernest C. Hart, Myrtice Hart, and Effort E. Hart (Sonny). She is survived by eight grandchildren: Vanessa, Valerie, Doug, Tyler, Mike, Heather, Kelly and Becca. She is survived by seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

After starting her family, Doris returned to college to earn her nursing degree. She worked as an OR nurse at Grace Medical Center (formerly Bon Secours Hospital) and St. Agnes Hospital (Ascension) in Baltimore, MD for many years. She took an extraordinary amount of pride in her work and her efforts to help others. After her retirement, Doris continued to volunteer at different surgical centers from time to time. Doris was an avid collector who enjoyed duckpin bowling, square dancing and camping; all hobbies in which she shared a similar passion with her cherished husband. She loved Abba, Neil Diamond and Andy Williams.

Doris was a renaissance woman. She was a college-educated, working mother with countless interests and avocations. She was a role model who inspired her family and friends. She was a matriarch and the epicenter of the Scobee family. She was and always will be greatly admired and loved by many.

A viewing will be held at Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home (4112 Old Columbia Pike Ellicott City, MD 21043) on March 7th from 4pm to 7pm. A funeral service will be held at 10am on March 8th at Bethel Baptist Church in Ellicott City, MD.

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March 7, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home
4112 Old Columbia Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Funeral Service
March 8, 2024

10:00 AM
Bethel Baptist Church
4261 Bethel Overlook
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Interment following funeral service
March 8, 2024

Crestlawn Memorial Gardens


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